• Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help first-year students succeed at Hamilton
  • Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for first-year students (focus on a smooth transition, acclimation and a sense of belonging)
  • Serve as a resource for students new to the College
  • Participate in training, programs and activities
  • Attend individual and group meetings
  • Serve as a positive role model


  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior
  • Good academic and social standing
  • Reside at Hamilton throughout the fall and spring semesters (no study away/abroad applicants accepted)
  • Willing to learn and share information about the Hamilton College community, student life and campus resources
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Genuine desire to help their peers succeed
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn about different cultures


Peer mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Build close relationships with new students
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Guide new students through their first-year

For more information contact Assistant Dean for International Students and Accessibility, Allen Harrison at aharriso@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4021, ext. 4021 on-campus.

Adapted from the Iowa State University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Multicultural Leadership Learning Community


Contact Name

Director of International Student Services


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